The Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts was established with a Law adopted on 22nd Febru­ary 1967 by the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia. The Academy has been established as the highest scientific and artistic institution in our Country which monitors and stimulates the development of sciences and arts and endeavors their advancement. The Academy surveys the situation with the cultural heritage and natural resources, collaborates in the preparation of the national policy regarding the sciences and arts, stimulates, coordinates, organizes and conducts scientific research and artistic achievements, especial­ly those particularly relevant to the Republic of Macedonia. The Academy facilitates scientific and artistic work on the part of its members, it encourages the use of the most advanced methodology, scientific knowl­edge and results in the scientific research, and establishes, maintains and develops international coopera­tion in the fields of the sciences and arts.
As the highest independent scientific and artistic institution the Academy achieves its objectives by or­ganizing basic, developmental and applied research, especially with comprehensive and inter-disciplinary research; by organizing scientific meetings and artistic presentations and by publishing the results of the scientific research and scientific meetings and the artistic works. The Academy collaborates with the univer­sities, scientific and cultural institutions, with scientific and artistic societies and other organizations in the field of sciences and arts in the Republic of Macedonia, as well as with academies of sciences and arts and other scientific and artistic institutions abroad.
In the latest Macedonian reality, after the Macedonian state was established with the First Anti-fascist Assembly of the People‘s Liberation of Macedonia (ASNOM) in 1944, we consider 1967 as the year of the official foundation of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Soon, we will mark the great anniver­sary – fifty years of the foundation of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
A significant period of the development of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts has passed. However, as with everything else, the Academy confronts the great challenges which the new millennium brings. In the years and decades ahead the Academy will continually work on achieving its mission and vision.
The mission of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts is to provide its full contribution to the inclusion of the Macedonian science and arts in the modern European and world scientific trends of these crucial spheres of the human spirit and civilizational existence, by supporting the scientific and research work and the constant care for preservation and affirmation of the Macedonian artistic and cultural treas­ure and heritage, as important premises for the overall development of the Republic of Macedonia.
The vision of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts is the Republic of Macedonia to become an advanced society based on science and knowledge.